European shares recover as officials reassure over IMF's Greece role

viernes 12 de junio de 2015 06:53 GYT

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.2 pct

* Officials deny that IMF has withdrawn from talks

* Profit warning hits Zodiac Aerospace shares

* European equities still seeing weekly inflows (Recasts, adds detail, quote)

By Alistair Smout and Lionel Laurent

LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) - European stock edged up on Friday as officials played down concerns a Greek debt deal may not be reached while Germany's Angela Merkel expressed confidence in the euro zone's easy monetary policy.

That kept European equities on track for their first weekly gain in three weeks as investors bet a recent bond-driven sell-off had gone too far. Weekly inflows into European equities remained in positive territory, according to broker data.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was 0.2 percent higher at 15,60.89 by 1015 GMT, recovering from early falls.

European stocks had opened lower after International Monetary Fund announced that its delegation had left negotiations over Greece in Brussels and flown home because of major differences with Athens.   Continuación...